(1) A black hole or dark depths - for example, an unlit cellar or a deep well or oceanic depths - may represent the unconscious. This blackness mav be frightening, so long as the unconscious remains alien and unfamiliar. However, black can also be warm and comforting - which is whv insomniacs arc sometimes advised to close their eyes and imagine themselves wrapped.round in black velvet.
If you begin to trust your unconscious (which means trusting Nature), each previously horrifying or disgusting part of your unconscious will show itself in a new light, as something vou need for personal fulfilment. Putting vour consciousness
into the unconscious - becoming aware of it - means putting more and more light into the darkness.
If a star or other bright light appears in the blackness, this may be seen as a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, that is, as a symbol of the ‘illumination’ - new wisdom or insight - that may be achieved by dwelling a while in the unconscious and making its better acquaintance.
(2) Black (particularly for white people) may symbolize evil.
If so, bear in mind that, as a general rule, what appears in your dreams is always some part of you, and that the so-called ‘evil’ (and therefore repressed) parts of you are really evil only if, because of neglect, they become rebellious, or if you let them take control away from your conscious self. These ‘evil’ things are transformed into good things - creative, and bringing fuller life, happiness and wholeness - when conscious and unconscious interact and establish a harmonious working relationship.
NB It is only Judaism, Christianity and Islam that have a thoroughgoing dualism of good and evil, and a matching moral dogmatism. In the earliest known forms of religion, and in traditions (such as the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist traditions) that have not cut themselves off from their early roots, good and evil are opposite but equally necessary’ components of reality; and in mystical traditions (including Jewish, Christian and Islamic mysticism) even God is described as a coming together of opposites - good and evil, but also masculine and feminine.
(3) A person dressed in black may represent vour shadow.
(4) A black-skinned person (if you are white-skinned) may represent either the shadow or closeness to Nature.
(5) A black animal probably represents some unconscious repressed drive or emotion.
If the animal is fierce, this possibly means that something yrou have repressed is now urgently pressing you to give it your conscious attention and let it have some expression in your w aking life.
(6) Blackness (as in a black night, etc.) may simply signify’ diminished visibility, in which case the meaning of the dream may have something to do w ith a loss of orientation in your life. Do vou feel you don’t know’ which w’ay to go; or that you don’t hav e the energy’ or will to go in any direction? If so, make a pact w ith v our unconscious to die effect that, if it will tell you where you have the potential - and the need - to go, you will respond accordingly in your life. Then pav close attention
to the dreams that follow. (If you go the next few nights without dreaming - or, more precisely, without recalling any dreams - this probably means that you are backing out of the pact and setting up a defence against what you fear your unconscious might have to tell you.)
(7) Black may symbolize despair or deep depression.
If so, follow the advice given in (6) above.
(8) In many parts of the world black is associated with death.
It is possible, therefore, that this is what the colour signifies in your dream. Bear in mind, however, that death in a dream may refer to something internal: the ‘death’ - or the giving up - of something within you (for example, some irrational fear, or other negative attitude or emotion). See also Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The unconscious, unknown; hidden or avoided, the unaccepted side of self, not being aware, depression; fear, death. Also the eanhy, or source of life and growth. What is hidden in the unconscious or body can be powerfully transformative. Black clothes or undergarments: hidden or unconscious feelings or sexuality. Black animals: unconscious drives and urges. See dark. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if person is known, what you feel about them.
If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.
Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any destination. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).
To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of human life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.
A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.
The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.
Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The importance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the passionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.
A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Something that is news to you, or you have just become, or need to be, aware of, something conscious rather than unconscious; something publicly known about yourself. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Black represents the power of the darkness, the unconscious, what is hidden, and the manifest power of the earth. It may represent grief or morbidity. Black is also considered the color of death. Wearing a black dress in your dreams may suggest mourning, while a black hat suggests having good manners.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Known for his powerful yet sensitive leading roles. Paul Newman may represent a “new man” entering a woman’s life. In his later years he has been recognized for his generosity and fund-raising for children’s projects. He thus is like the archetype of the Hierophant, who brings community- mindedness into action as a benefactor to the disadvantaged.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The darker sides of life connect with the color black. Though it is thought of as the absence of color to some, in the world of physics, black is actually the presence of all colors in the object that embodies it.
It is the color that absorbs the most light, retains heat, and is associated with death, as it is the opposite of life-affirming white. As the color of mourning, black clothing represents the social construct of receiving consolation in some cultures. When we are in mourning, we are surrounded by people who share in our sadness. In the same way that a black shirt will absorb all wavelengths of sunlight, a person in mourning wears black in order to absorb the light from those who surround him or her. In the world of fashion, black has a connotation of being trendy and sophisticated. Nighttime is when blackness reigns, bringing secrecy and the ability to hide into this color’s symbolic meaning.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Though these are less and less common in our culture, newspapers are a conduit for a person to connect to important current events. As a symbol, a newspaper relates to how well informed you are in your community and your social experience in life.
The presence of newspapers in your dream may indicate a desire to be better informed about the world in which you live.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To be alone in New York City without any friends or companions is symbolic of being totally on your own. Whatever projects or enterprises you’re facing right now are likely to have to be done almost entirely on your own.
The bright lights of New York City at night, especially if they blink on and off, symbolize an encouraging message that the solution to a problem you’ve been wrestling with will come to you in a bolt of inspiration.
Dreaming of hearing any of the vast number of songs about New York City represents reassurance that a cherished goal or project of yours will indeed manifest - with a lot of work.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The two aspects of the anima or self may be represented as two opposites; the black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side; the white the open, clear, free side. ... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Blackmail suggests that there is a part of us that is aware of information that we hold. However, we have difficulty in sharing that information with others. We may also be called upon to account for past actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: For many people privacy is a very emotive issue and to dream of blackmail suggests that someone has penetrated our defences, probably in an inappropriate way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When there is conflict between two courses of action, to dream of blackmail suggests that we are being forced in some way to take an action which goes against our natural instincts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
What seems to be new to us may be information that comes to us at the right time to enable us to progress spiritually. It has impact because we have not previously been aware of it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be doing something new in a dream highlights the potential in a fresh learning situation. We are stimulated and excited initially. When we first move into a new situation in waking life our dreams can highlight our fears and difficulties. We may often dream of possible scenarios where we are not functioning as well as we should, or of actions we might take to enhance our performance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of something that is new suggests a new beginning, a new way of looking at or dealing with situations, or perhaps even a new relationship. Thus, new shoes might suggest either a different way forward or a way of connecting with the earth.
A new hat might suggest a novel intellectual approach, whereas new spectacles indicate a fresh way of seeing things.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritually, in any culture, the new year with its attendant celebrations can signify enlightenment or new knowledge becoming available. We are no longer in the depths of darkness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when there is a need for renewal or a new growth in understanding, we need to acknowledge the effort we must make. This is often symbolized as a new year, a new beginning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of the new year is to recognize the need for a fresh start. It may also signify the measurement of time in a way that is acceptable, or a time when something can happen.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the greater good. We probably need to be more publicly visible, though we are not particularly comfortable with this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Newspapers in dreams signify new information available to us of which we are now aware rather than it being held subconsciously.
A blank page in a newspaper can have two meanings: firstly, the information may not be available to us for various reasons; secondly, it may be for us to provide the information for other people to make use of.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge that is in the public domain. It might be information that we require in order to make sense of the world around us, or something that is specific to us.
A tabloid newspaper in theory may suggest sensational material, whereas a quality one would suggest better researched data.
A sunday newspaper indicates that we have the ability to assimilate the knowledge we need in periods of rest and relaxation.
A local newspaper signifies that the facts we require are close to hand. You might like to consult the entries for communication and media.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see the color of black in your dream represents disapproval in a person or situation. It also stands for darkness, isolation, and unimportance. Black can also symbolize concealment, dishonesty, or the end of life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dream set in New York symbolizes a busy lifestyle. You may not be getting a truly restful sleep and wake up feeling exhausted. Alternatively, a dream about New York may represent your aspirations to big city success. You envision yourself on top of the world, in the middle of it all.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If there is anxiety felt in a newspaper dream, then reading a newspaper may indicate concern about one’s reputation. It may also signify the desire to be recognized and acclaimed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Writing on a blackboard: start managing your money better and don’t borrow any right now.
A blank blackboard: expect to receive a note—and pay careful attention to what is says! Wiping a blackboard clean: you have thought through your new approach to a project much better than before.
Depth Psychology: Are you looking at a blackboard for help and advice? Is the advice a warning to watch out for losses and risks? Is it a reminder from your unconscious to prepare a certain matter more carefully? You will know the answer better than anyone else.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a blacksmith indicates that you should start working on yourself, developing your talents, accepting fate with courage, and thereby “forging” your true personality. Seeing a blacksmith at work: “strike while the iron is hot”!
Depth Psychology: The blacksmith is working on personality traits that are rigid and unbending. Blacksmith dreams are always a sign of change, of a personality being formed. What are you “forging” in the dream? Maybe the dream suggests you use your energies and creativity to solve your problems and reach your goals.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Reading a newspaper means you will receive interesting news—but who should you believe (everybody is saying something different)? Seeing a newspaper (without reading it): you pay little attention to what is going on around you—but be less cavalier, more observant. Seeing your name in the paper: watch out—someone is determined to wreck your reputation. See Leaf, Name, Paper.
Depth Psychology: A newspaper represents things we don’t know. However, information in newspapers is not always clear; it presents different opinions. Are you uncertain right now about who to believe? Newspapers reveal and expose things: are you afraid that someone is revealing your personal secret?... Dreamers Dictionary
The Gypsies say that to dream of any aspect of a new year—a New Years Eve party, being wished a Happy New Year, etc.—indicates that you will have a chance to start afresh, start a new project, implement new ideas, change your course of action, etc.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The color black in a dream means prosperity and happiness. In a dream, everything black represents money, dominion and power and particularly for those who are used to wearing black. Otherwise, as for those who are not used to wearing black garments, wearing it in a dream means sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself as receiving black coins contained in a bag or pocket, it means a secret will be told to him which he will guard as a trust to his utmost ability.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Black grapes, although in reality are excellent buit in a dream they do not augur well for the one who sees them.
The reason being that Hadhrat Nooh (AS) cursed his son out of anger. Consequently, the grapes that the son had in his hand turned black. Therefore, in view of this incident, there is no benefit in seeing black grapes.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(The corner stone of the Ka’aba; God’s House in Mecca) Seeing or holding the Black Stone of the Ka’aba in one’s dream means paying allegiance to the ruler, or it could mean repentance from sin at the hand of a pious Imam, or it could mean kissing one’s son, wife or bosom friend. It also means serving people in the government.
If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one’s pilgrimage.
If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions.
If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. Ifhe touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs.
If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations.
If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people.
(Also see Ka’aba; Corner Stone)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Jailer) In a dream, a blacksmith represents a strong personality, a leader, or a powerful and a skillful ruler.
A blacksmith in a dream also represents the angel of death. Seeing a blacksmith in a dream or being one, indicates both happiness and adversities.
To be brought before a blacksmith in a dream means an accident that will bring one before a person in authority for intercession. Otherwise, it could mean seeking the fellowship of a worthless person.
If one sees a sick or a deceased person sitting with a blacksmith in a dream, it means that he is in hell, and particularly when his face is blackened from the smoke, or it could mean that he may be imprisoned.
(Also see Bellows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Celebrating the new year’s day in a dream means a short lived happiness, reminiscing the past, the passing of sorrow and adversities, or recovering lost money. In the dream, if the new year’s day coincide to be on a Friday, it means the spread of evil, corruption, or political turmoils for that year.
If it is a Saturday, it means drought, hardships during a difficult year, plagues and illness.
If it is a Sunday, it means a cold winter and a blessed crop for that year.
If it is a Monday, it means floods, winter illness and perhaps a partial loss of the crop.
If it is a Tuesday, it means shortage of rain and a cold winter.
If it is a Wednesday, it means scarcity and deficiency of water, and a cold weather by the end of summer and beginning of autumn.
If it is a Thursday, it means a prosperous year, except for the livestock. This interpretation was given by Ptolemy, theAlexandrian astronomer 367 -283 B.C.duringhis residence in Egypt.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A symbol of emotional stagnation or a depiction of the unconscious or the unknown. Grief and death, but also magical power and fertility. In earlier books about dreams, black animals are always seen in an unfavorable light, while white animals are always considered positive images.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dark spots in the soul, being soiled and feeling guilty. Often combined with being embarrassed. There are also “erotic” spots, which, however, appear seldom. Usually it is a suggestion to become aware of a “dark spot.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If your dream is all in black and white (with no color), you are experiencing an internal change. Your conscious and unconscious selves are merging to create a greater self. This is a positive dream of unification.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of having a black eye symbolizes your refusal to see the truth about something. This dream often suggests that the dreamer is experiencing emotional pain, possibly related to a romantic situation.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about a black hole, it is a warning about getting pulled into undesirable situations by people who have a bad influence on you. Rethink your relationships and how much power you give others over yourself. This dream can also indicate that something or someone in your life has just came out of nowhere.... My Dream Interpretation
To hear bad news in your dream, signifies that you will have success and good friends to support you.
To dream of hearing good news suggests upcoming disappointments.
A dream of watching, reading or listening to a news report suggests that you will gain new insight into a problem that has been troubling you. Success will come faster if you learn to be more vocal and express your needs to others.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of the color black symbolize that which is mysterious, secretive, seductive, unknowable; a shadow aspect of your power that has not yet been realized. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a blackberry symbolize forbidden fruit and/or passion that you cannot express in the light of day. Dreams of a phone/organizer/address book represents that you are realizing the enormous power you have in the palm of your hand. See Fruit and World Wide Web.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of New York represent your drive to realize your goals. “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere!” Pay attention to the feeling tone of this dream and consider your associations with the city that never sleeps. See September Eleventh and City.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of seeing or hearing news is about the future. Pay attention, this may be very important. Alternatively, your dream could be helping you to vent out any negativity that you saw on the news recently. Consider the subject matter and the feeling tone to discern the significance of this dream. See Prophetic Dreams and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream about reading the newspaper is about seeking knowledge that is relevant to your current situation and about receiving information from your unconscious. Pay attention, the headlines are important to your present situation and to your future. See Sign and Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- Dreaming of something which is new suggests a new beginning, a new way of looking at or dealing with situations, or perhaps even a new relationship. Thus, new shoes might suggest either a different way forward or a way of connecting with the earth.
A new hat might suggest a novel intellectual approach, whereas new spectacles indicate a lresh way of seeing things.
2- To be doing something new in a dream highlights the potential in a fresh learning situation. We are stimulated and excited initially. When we move into a new situation in real life our dreams can highlight our lcars and difficulties. We may often dream of possible scenarios where we are not functioning as well as we should, or of actions we might take to enhance our performance.
3- The new; within the spiritual, is information which comes to us at the right time to enable us to progress. What Is new to us may not actually be new but has impact because we have not previously known it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- To dream of the New Year is to recognise the need for a fresh start. It may also signify the measurement of time in a wav that is acceptable, or a time when something can happen.
2- Psychologically, when there is a need for renewal or a new growth in understanding we need to acknowledge the effort we must make. This is often svmbolised as a New Year, a new beginning.
3- Spiritually, in any culture, the New Year with its attendant celebrations can signify enlightenment or new knowledge becoming available. We arc no longer in the depths of darkness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Largely in dreams a newspaper will suggest knowledge which is publicly available. It may be information that we require in order to make sense of the world around us, or it may be something which is specific to us.
A tabloid newspaper may suggest sensational material, whereas a quality one would suggest better researched data.
A Sunday newspaper may suggest that we have the ability to assimilate the knowledge we need in periods of rest and relaxation.
A local newspaper signifies that the facts we require arc close to hand.
2- Newspapers in dreams signify- new information available to us which is now conscious, rather than being held subconsciously.
It is information which we need.
A blank page can have two meanings. Firstly; the information may not be available to us for various reasons. Secondly; it may be for us to provide the information for other people to make use of.
3- Spiritually, we should be aware that what we do needs to be for the Greater Good. We need to be more publicly visible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To see in your dreams writing in white chalk on a blackboard, denotes ill tidings of some person prostrated with some severe malady, or your financial security will be swayed by the panicky condition of commerce. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To hear good news in a dream, denotes that you will be fortunate in affairs, and have harmonious companions; but if the news be bad, contrary conditions will exist. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of newspapers, denotes that frauds will be detected in your dealings, and your reputation will likewise be affected.
To print a newspaper, you will have opportunities of making foreign journeys and friends. Trying, but failing to read a newspaper, denotes that you will fail in some uncertain enterprise. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If in your dreams you unwillingly see them, you will be annoyed with small talk, and perhaps quarrels of a low character.
If you are a newspaper reporter in your dreams, there will be a varied course of travel offered you, though you may experience unpleasant situations, yet there will be some honor and gain attached. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The color black represents fear, the absence of light, and ignorance.
It is also associated with death, pain, and sadness. When this color predominates in a dream, it means you are being brought down by pessimism and confusion. (See DESERT, MIDNIGHT, and DEATH)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Thanks to its wild character and peculiar flavor, the blackberry is a symbol of seduction. In this manner, it could give us happiness, but could also occasionally bring us hardships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Its symbolism is somewhat complex. It refers to virginal purity, to pleasure, and to pain. The thorns of the bush express torment; the sweet fruits are joy, fertility, and abundance. They can be interpreted as a reward for effort and suffering. However, you should analyze all the elements of the dream and oneiric image as a whole to decipher the message from the unconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see yourself obligated to stand up at the blackboard and explain something generally indicates a feeling of insecurity about your own proposals. On the contrary, it refers to the fear of being held accountable by others for those proposals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In some cultures, the job of the blacksmith is sacred, given that it was considered the privilege of the king. There has always been a close relation between metallurgy and alchemy. In Western society, the figure of the blacksmith is usually associated with the action of shaping the hardest materials, whether for one’s own benefit or that of the community. The dream suggests that you can transform many facets of your life to become what you really long to be. The blacksmith also symbolizes the passion that forges your personality. (See IRON)
In Persia, the blacksmith appearing in dreams is a sign of violent fever.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To receive news in dreams could be indicative of a situation of loneliness and isolation, voluntary or involuntary. The dreamer in this case desires contact with the outside world, or is looking to change his circumstances.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dream reveals your desire to be well informed and educated. It shows your fear of public ridicule for not keeping up with news.
Reading several newspapers or magazines denotes a favorable business and portends success. Destroying it announces lies in your inner circle. However, a newspaper can also predict marriage with a wealthy person.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To read a newspaper in a dream signifies that events at a distance are conspiring in your favor, to buy a newspaper predicts a quick rise in status; to use a newspaper for wrapping or in any other way indicates a happy reunion with absent friends or relations or the reestablishment of a past happy association.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Ancient dream oracles suggest that to see a blackbird in your dream is a bad omen, bringing about misfortune for you in the coming weeks. It is a good sign, however, if the blackbird is flying. Modern dream researchers suggest that anxiety is expressed by the presence of black birds, or a blackbird in particular, in dreams.
If the blackbird is attacking someone or something in the dream, it is a comment on how you may be relating to your emotions in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Black is viewed as a symbol of death and mourning in many cultures, and when it appears in dreams it is linked with feelings of sadness, loss and even passivity. Its appearance may also represent the death of old ideas, or some other aspect of change. Another possible explanation is that it represents a hidden or rejected aspect of the dreamer, as it is also the color of mystery, the unconscious and sometimes even protection. Some dream analysts refer to the shadowy effects of black in dreams, suggesting that they are symbols of the dreamer’s shadow or of an unfulfilled part of their life. It may therefore symbolize absolute recklessness and disregard of life, without considering or caring about the consequences.
If black predominates in a dream, consider taking a rational and reasonable approach in waking life
A black coffin in a dream may represent the end of a friendship and the dream may force the dreamer to re-evaluate the friendship, or let it go. ... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.
It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
Excitement, opportunities, shopping and glamor are all associated with New York; on the other hand, it has always been associated with crime, and is now—after 9 / 11—associated with terror and destruction as well. Try to work out the associations that have meaning for you.... The Element Encyclopedia
Located to the southeast of Australia, New Zealand consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the polar. In dreams it suggests diversity but also pastoral respite.... The Element Encyclopedia
Radio, television and newspapers keep us up to date with world events and when these kinds of media appear in your dreams, their function is typically to send you a message about your current circumstances from your unconscious mind. Your waking reaction to a news broadcast typically holds true in dreams, but in the latter the broadcasting authority is your unconscious mind trying to transmit a message to you. Did you dream that you were driving along or pottering about at home with the radio or television on in the background, when a newsflash drew your attention? If so try to pay attention to the headlines and see if you can find any links to your waking world. The message may have been coded in the language of dreams. For example, a war bulletin or report could warn of conflict at home or work.... The Element Encyclopedia
These, like books, are symbols of information and knowledge but because their contents are more temporary and disposable, they don’t tend to share the symbolism of wisdom with books. The main function of newspapers in waking life is to keep you informed and that is why they can have the same meaning as radio or news bulletins. So if you dreamed of passing a news stand and seeing a headline, the message of that headline may have personal significance for you. If, on the other hand, you dreamed of scanning the newspaper for a news item or advertizement, this may indicate your anticipation or desire to hear some kind of news or result in waking life. Alternatively a dream in which you are flipping through a magazine may suggest that you have become bored with your life and that you are looking for stimulation.
If you remember pausing over a specific article in your dream, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to consider its message or to take time out of your routine to enjoy yourself.
Another interpretation would be that your dreaming mind is urging you to update your knowledge or outlook on life and learn more about the opinions of other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of walking into a New Age festival or bookshop, to participate in a New Age ritual or visit a place closely linked with New Age ways of thinking such as Glastonbury or Stonehenge, corresponds to new things, new people and new places in your life. You may even be taking on a new identity and developing new strengths. Your dream is urging you to use and build on your past experience to create a new and exciting future for your—self.
If you feel anxious in your dream, this signifies that you are feeling out of place in some situation.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of any black animal is unfortunate, for these are associated with evil spirits (Artemidorus); the Chinese attach cspecial misfortune to the symbol of the black cat. American Indians hold it as a symbol of good luck.... The Fabric of Dream